Religion, Politics and Law: Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society

Religion, Politics and Law: Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society

by Bart Labuschagne
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004172076

ISBN-13: 9789004172074

Pub. Date: 03/16/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Exploring the pre-political en pre-legal spiritual infrastructure from which modern, liberal democracies in the West live, but cannot guarantee, this book inquires the relations between religion, politics and law from a philosophical perspective, discussing historical, systematical and practical issues.  See more details below

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Exploring the pre-political en pre-legal spiritual infrastructure from which modern, liberal democracies in the West live, but cannot guarantee, this book inquires the relations between religion, politics and law from a philosophical perspective, discussing historical, systematical and practical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004172074
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements ............................................................................. ix

List of Contributors ............................................................................ xi

Philosophical Refl ections on Religion, Politics and Law:
An Introduction ....................................................................................... 1
Bart C. Labuschagne and Reinhard W. Sonnenschmidt

PART A
PHILOSOPHICAL-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES:
WITH VOEGELIN BACK TO PLATO, ARISTOTLE,
AUGUSTINE AND HEGEL

I. Eric Voegelin’s Philosophy of Law and Ethics:
A Critique ................................................................................15
Andreas A.M. Kinneging

II. Plato’s Political Ontology:
On the Nature of Man and Regime ........................................31
Benjamin Bilski

III. Religion and Order:
Philosophical Refl ections from Augustine to Hegel on the Spiritual Sources of Law and Politics ................................71
Bart C. Labuschagne

PART B
POLITICO-RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES:
A CRITICAL REAPPRAISAL OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT,
AND THE NEW APPROACH OF THE ‘POLITICAL
SCIENCE OF RELIGION’

IV. Politics and Religion in the Philosophy of the Enlightenment I:
Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke and Rousseau ...................................97
Claus-E. Bärsch

V. Politics and Religion in the Philosophy of the
Enlightenment II: Kant ......................................................129
Claus-E. Bärsch

VI. Basic Outlines of the ‘Political Science of Religion’ ..........167
Claus-E. Bärsch

PART C
SYSTEMATICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES:
ON EVIL, LOVE, VIOLENCE, TOTALITARIANISM
AND THE CURRENT MEANING OF
THE ENLIGHTENMENT

VII. The Diabolical Dimensions in the Shapes of
Political Reality .................................................................. 205
Peter Berghoff

VIII. Love and Violence:
Dialectical Refl ections on the Phenomenology of the Crusade ....................................................................223
Timo J.M. Slootweg

IX. Totalitarianism and Radical Islamic
Ideologies ............................................................................257
David A.J. Suurland

X. The Enlightenment in Contemporary
Cultural Debate ..................................................................311
Paul Cliteur and Geoff Gordon

PART D

PRACTICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES:
DEALING WITH RELIGIOUS PLURALISM UNDER
THE CONSTITUTION OR: THE CHALLENGING
VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
IN MODERN DEMOCRACIES

XI. The Religious Aspects of the Founding of America:
A Design of Religion and Reason .......................................335
Detlef David Bauszus

XII. Taking Pluralism Seriously:
The US and the EU as Multicultural Democracies? ........ 363
Hans-Martien Th.D. ten Napel and Florian H. Karim Theissen
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XIII. Law, Politics and Religion:
In Search of Criteria for Understanding
Modernity .......................................................................... 393
Reinhard W. Sonnenschmidt

XIV. From Transcendence to Introcendence:
The Consciousness of Political Reality and
Psycho-Esoteric Constructions of Salvation ......................415
Andreas Dordel and Andrea Ullrich

Name Index ......................................................................................447

Subject Index ....................................................................................449

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